Dress like an 'Oiran': A Japanese Courtesan from the 17th Century

From JPY ¥18,400.00
  • Duration: 180 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Product code: EN-KYT-2017-20172


Dress like a modern 'Oiran', the name for high-ranking courtesans who were the height of fashion in 17th century Japan. This experience will have you feeling like an actress getting ready on a studio set.

This plan includes makeup, fitting and dressing into an Oiran costume, fitting into an overgarment called "uchikake", and a photo shoot (five photos with modifications / 127 x 178 mm).


1. Hair setting
With a corsage and "kanzashi" (Japanese hairpin), you will become a beautiful Oiran. We recommend trying new hair style by having your hair up or wearing a wig. 

2. Makeup
If you have any requests, feel free to ask our staff.  We will apply makeup on you to make you look beautiful under the illumination in the photo studio.  As optional extra, artificial nails and colored false eyelashes are ready to use. 

3. Photo shoot
Enjoy photo shoot in our photo studio. Our exclusive photographer will give some advice on posing, direction of eyesight, and facial expression.  So don't be shy and make a gorgeous smile.


  • Duration:3 hours
  • Meeting point:STUDIO KOKORO
    20-1, Sagatenryujitsukurimichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8384
    Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square 3F [MAP]
  • Access:
    ・3F in Arashiyama Station on the Randen Line
    ・10 minutes walk from JR "Saga-Arashiyama" Station.
     (From JR Kyoto Station, take platform 32 or 33 in the direction of Arashiyama)
    ・10 minutes walk from Hankyu "Arashiyama" station.
     (Transfer at Katsura Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line in the direction of Arashiyama)
  • Language support:English menu and English-speaking staff available.
  • Included:
    ・Makeup remover,
  • Excluded:Cosmetics to use after Maiko makeup is removed
  • Items to bring:
    ・For customers using hard contact lens : You need to take off hard contact lens during putting on makeup, so please bring your lens case.
    ・Please bring your own cosmetics to use after Maiko makeup is removed.
  • Free WI-FI:Yes
  • Toilet:Yes (Western-style)


・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


7 to 2 days before the tour date : 80% of the tour price
The day before the tour, On the day of the tour :100% of the tour price
*Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
*The cancellation fee includes handling charges.